CCIA Warns Against Online Sales Tax Amendment to Senate Budget Resolution

March 20, 2013

Proponents of the Marketplace Fairness Act are preparing to offer an amendment to the FY 2014 Senate budget resolution in support of Internet sales tax collection. The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has long opposed the concept of imposing tax collection burdens on small Internet businesses, which are some of the most promising candidates for future economic growth, and we specifically oppose its inappropriate inclusion in the budget resolution process.

The following statement can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black:

“The debate over Internet sales tax collection is nothing less than a fundamental rethinking of the way we consider taxes. Severing the relationship between taxation and physical presence would be a significant step with profound impacts on electronic commerce and on the future shape of commerce itself.”

“Such a consequential and complex issue deserves much more extensive consideration through the full legislative process. Thrusting the Internet sales tax issue into the midst of the budget resolution process does a disservice to both.”

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